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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sysctl: Undeprecate sys_sysctl
On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 12:00:10PM -0700, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Now that I know there are a few real users the only sane way to
> proceed with deprecation is to push the time limit out to a year or
> two work and work with distributions that have big testing pools like
> fedora core to find these last remaining users.

Some early boot code needs to know the kernel version and
it needs to do it before /proc is mounted and potentially in order
to run mount. In places it has its role but only in places.

> diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> index c8b2624..e85e554 100644
> --- a/init/Kconfig
> +++ b/init/Kconfig
> @@ -304,7 +304,7 @@ config UID16
> bool "Sysctl syscall support" if EMBEDDED
> - default n
> + default y
> select SYSCTL
> ---help---
> Enable the deprecated sysctl system call. sys_sysctl uses
> --
> 1.4.2.rc3.g7e18e-dirty

Acked-by: Alan Cox <>
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